We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Did you know that pet’s during an emergency may need a blood donation just like in humans? 

Veterinary medicine has progressed to the point that we can perform blood transfusions in pets that require more blood or blood products.  There is also a national blood bank just for animals!

The Canadian Animal Blood Bank (CABB) is a non-profit organization who strives to supply high-quality blood products to Canadian veterinarians and help educate veterinary professionals on transfusion medicine.  All of the blood at the blood bank comes from donations from pets, just like yours!

There are many conditions that may lead to a pet requiring a blood transfusion, such as a traumatic injury or surgery that results in significant blood loss, anemia, particular infections—like parvovirus, toxin ingestion – for example, rat poison and many others.

To be a blood donor, a dog must be at least 55lbs (25kg), between the ages of 1 and 8 years old, be up to date on vaccinations and have a calm, well-behaved temperament.

Blood donation takes about a half an hour of your time, with the blood collection taking just 5 minutes. A small region is shaved and cleaned on the patient’s neck and blood is collected from the jugular vein while the pet receives lots of petting and love.

By becoming a blood donor, your pet becomes a hero and helps save the life of other pets – something you both could be proud of! In addition, donors will receive 1 free unit of blood should they ever require it, a free microchip and wellness blood testing.

For more information, check out CABB website at www.canadiananimalbloodbank.ca or talk to the informative staff at your veterinary clinic.

Written by: Dr. Nicole Hobbs Ford, DVM

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 506.382.0061. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 - 5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Mountain Road Animal Hospital